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Advice from Your Calgary Plumbers

Plumbing and heating systems don’t last forever. Bookmark our blog for knowledgeable advice from your Calgary plumbers at Commercial Mechanical Services on how you can keep your plumbing and heating costs low with proper maintenance, modern equipment and knowing when to call a professional for repairs. Please keep in mind that our blogs present general information; for expert inspection, repairs, maintenance and information specific to your systems, call Commercial Mechanical Services to schedule a consultation with our plumbing and heating professionals.

  • 28/08/2017
    How Installing a Grease Trap Can Protect Your Business

    Are you aware that the city of Calgary has increased the number of grease interceptor (grease trap) inspections in food service establishments? 

    The result? An increase of failed inspections!

    The consequences of a failed grease trap inspection can be serious. Make sure your grease traps in Calgary pass muster and you won’t have to deal with the headache of citations, fines, expensive plumbing fixes and even closure!

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  • 10/11/2016
    Getting the Most of Your Calgary Heating System

    The seasons march on, and while the cooler temperatures of autumn conjure up images of cozy cardigans and warm drinks by the fireplace, these thoughts will eventually be replaced by the full frigidness of deep winter. These temperatures can be really taxing on your heating system; however, there are a few simple tricks to getting the most from your heating systems, even in the coldest weather.

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  • 25/10/2016
    15 Things That Should Never Go in the Drain

    We may often imagine our sink drains to be insatiable sinkholes, always ready to swallow more and whisk away our discarded food and trash. The truth is that they are deceptively fragile things, easily clogged and jammed, which leads to drain cleaning being required.

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  • 04/10/2016
    How to Test a Backflow Preventer

    The only thing standing between your clean drinking water and pollutants or chemicals in Calgary is a simple yet ingenious piece of piping equipment called a backflow preventer.

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  • 03/10/2016
    4 Common Types of Backflow Prevent Devices

    Similar to heart valves in the human heart, backflow devices allow water to flow through one way and close when there is pressure coming back through. They are critical tools for blocking contaminated water from entering our clean water systems in Calgary.

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  • 02/10/2016
    Do Your Drains Need Professional Cleaning?

    Drains do more dirty work in a day than the rest of your home does in a year. Soap, hair, skin flakes, grease and food particles travel through pipes again and again. This constant assault can eventually lead to a clogged drain that won’t budge no matter what you try. Bringing in a professional drain cleaning service—in Calgary, Commercial Mechanical Services is here to help—may be what’s needed to resolve the situation.

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  • 01/10/2016
    Get Your Boiler or Hot Water Tank Ready for Another Calgary Winter

    If you live in Calgary you know how unpredictable the winter can be. One day you’re so cold your nose is frozen shut and the next day a Chinook blows into town and you’re sweating. Sure, it’s nice not to have to wear a jacket in the middle of winter, but those sudden changes in temperature can really take their toll on pipes, boilers and hot water tanks.

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